Cyber-attacks across all industries are increasing, and DSOs are prime targets due to the amount of financial and personal information stored in patient records - from protected health information to personal statistics required for insurance filings.
Only last month, the ADA was a victim. A six-practice DSO was a victim of ransomware early this year, and the demand was $2.4 million to release the decryption key for the practices to recover their data. The ransom demand was only a portion of the cost of this attack. All six locations had to rebuild/replace their office networks and lock their doors for ten business days. Plus, the business was faced substantial potential fines for compromised patient information / HIPAA violations.
Another recent example is a 72 office DSO hit with ransomware that compromised over 1 million records.
Join us for this content-packed Exchange Circle with Monica Martinez from Darby Dental's TechForce and Michelle Hambidge with Sunset Technologies. They will discuss the current state of cyber-attacks in the DSO world and the potential impacts, penalties, costs, and disruptions to patient care that adverse cyber events can cost a DSO. They will explain what to immediately do if you are a victim of a cyber-attack and provide essential guidance on steps and strategies your DSO can take now to assess your risk, and immediately mitigate obvious threats...measures you can take to make your DSO less vulnerable to an attack and vastly reduce the expense if - or when - you are attacked.